Roberta Jo “Bobbie” Rickel passed away on October 20, 2015, with her husband by her side at home in Tonasket. She was born October 30, 1939 in Breeze Basin, Colorado to Donald VanClief Cooper and Josephine May Lewis Cooper.
Roger Karl Lokken, 62, died peacefully August 11 with family members by his side. Roger was born to Gilmore and Frieda Lokken on April 26, 1953 in Spokane Washington.
OROVILLE – The Nine Mile fire started on Thursday, Aug. 13, and is located three miles northeast of Oroville. The fire has burned 4,673 acres and is 30 percent contained. The fire moved beyond the United States border and into British Columbia burning 120 acres (48.5 hectares). Approximately 130 fire personnel are on the fire with additional resources ordered. No injuries are reported on this fire.
OKANOGAN – On Friday, Aug. 14 members of the Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office, FAA and Okanogan County Coroner returned to the scene of the plane crash off of Rise Road out of Oroville and have now released the names of the two victims.
Ponda “Jo” Taber, 79, of Moses Lake, Washington died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee, Wash. Jo was born September 8, 1935 in Rush Springs, Oklahoma to Alice Theodocia (Strickland) and Floyd Roscoe Keeling.
Keith Leroy Grey, 86, of Tonasket, Wa passed away May 21, 2015 at his home. He was born August 20, 1928 in Onida, South Dakota to Ralph and Lillian (Grove) Grey.
Verle Harnasch passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center, Richland, Washington. He was born in Chesaw, Washington on August 15, 1916, the third of seven children, to William and Lucille Harnasch.
Thelma R. Harris, age 68 of Oroville, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at home. She was born May 24, 1946 in Gainesville, Missouri to parents Charlie and Celia May (Casey) Harris.
Roger Gene Hauenstein, age 61, passed away in Seattle on April 6, 2015 after a lengthy battle with health issues. Roger arrived in this world on August 3, 1953, the oldest of four children born to Glenn and Glenna Hauenstein.
Stuart Irwin passed away while at home on the morning of February 18, 2015 at the age of 77. Stuart was born September 9, 1937 in Miller, South Dakota to Robert and Frieda (Kruse) Irwin.